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Why did I beat my previous 3DMark 11 score?

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The last scores I was getting was around 5.7K-5.8K on 3DMark11,

But after switching my GTX480 from my motherboards bottom X16 PCI-E Slot to the top X16 PCI-E Slot, Iv'e managed to get my highest score that I now achieved.

Why? I was using the exact same Overclock settings as last time, and the same drivers

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1268057
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Because the lowest slot is PCIe x4 and it is provided by the southbridge (so even than an x4 provided by the NB). The speed gain is quite normal.
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Because the bottom slot was running at X4? o.O
     
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If you look on page 2-25 in the owners manual, it actually states "In single VGA card mode, us first the PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot for a PCI Express x16 graphics card to get better performance."

However it doesn't list an explaination.
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there are 4 PCIE Slots on the CHIV IV,

It used to be in the slot above the X4, which is the X16, and since Iv'e put it in the very top PCIE X16 slot on my mobo, Iv'e gained a much big improvement on 3Dmark 11
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
there are 4 PCIE Slots on the CHIV IV,

It used to be in the slot above the X4, which is the X16, and since Iv'e put it in the very top PCIE X16 slot on my mobo, Iv'e gained a much big improvement on 3Dmark 11
Could be the way the SB communicates with the slots.

Just always put your card in the top slot
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